Funded by Comic Relief, SHINE is a 10 week course using drama as a tool to build self confidence, emotional resilience, boost self esteem and raise aspirations within young people.

You can do this without fear at SHINE because it’s all blended with role-play, fun games and ways to express yourself without feeling scared.

But don’t listen to us, here is what previous SHINE participant, Kevin Main had to say about it:

“I know I wouldn’t be where I am today if not for Toonspeak’s SHINE project. Part of SHINE was to say to the group where we wanted to be and if I remember correctly I’ve met most of those goals and I owe so much of that to Toonspeak, the young folk I’ve had the utmost pleasure working with and of course the wonderful people Toonspeak bring in.”

We have run SHINE projects at schools such as St Roch’s and Whitehill Secondary Schools.

We also work with young parents, young carers, LGBT young people, refugees, asylum seekers and more.

If you would like information about arranging a SHINE project for your young people’s group feel free to get in touch.

Call (0141) 552 0234 OR email

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